City Seeks Nominations For Jake Kuredjian Citizenship Award

The playground at Trancas Canyon Park was one of many accomplishments by former Parks and Recreation Director Bob Stallings. Stallings was the 2017 recipient of the Jake Kuredjian Citizenship Award.

The City of Malibu Parks and Recreation Commission is accepting submissions for the annual Jake Kuredjian Citizenship Award until 4 p.m. Friday, April 6. Those interested in nominating community members may do so by sending submissions to or picking up a form at either Malibu Bluffs Park or Malibu City Hall.

The award is typically presented to “an outstanding individual who has given their time and resources to enhance the quality or recreation programs for the Malibu community,” according to information from the city. 

The award was named in honor of the late Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Hagop “Jake” Kuredjian, who was killed in August 2001 while engaged in a shootout at Stevenson Ranch. 

Once submissions have been received, the commission will deliberate and select a recipient to present to City Council. The award will then be presented by council at its regular weekly meeting.

For more information, visit the City of Malibu website.